We provide an analysis of pairs of children interacting with a multi-touch tabletop exhibit designed to help museum visitors learn about evolution and the tree of life. The exhibit's aim is to inspire visitors with a sense of wonder at life's diversity while providing insight into key evolutionary concepts such as common descent. We find that children negotiate their interaction with the exhibit in a variety of ways including reactive, articulated, and contemplated exploration. These strategies in turn influence the ways in which children make meaning through their experiences. We consider how specific aspects of the exhibit design shape these collaborative exploration and meaning-making activities.
|Number of pages
|Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
|Published - Oct 31 2013
|10th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2013 - Madison, WI, United States
Duration: Jun 15 2013 → Jun 19 2013
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Human-Computer Interaction